Photo Essay: Space X Crew Dragon Launch from Florida

by | May 30, 2020 | Articles, Photo Essays

The SpaceX Crew Dragon was lifted into Low Earth Orbit today by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and photographer Camden Thrasher was on hand to document the launch and the atmosphere around it for APEX.

It’s undoubtably a triumphant moment for the United States as an American-made rocket lifted American astronauts from Florida’s Atlantic coast for the first time in almost a decade. Still, in the shadow of the SpaceX rocket is an America in turmoil; rocked by protests, in the midst of a pandemic, facing a massive economic upheaval. That people ventured out to watch the festivities at all can be seen, from one perspective, as a citizenry anxious for anything to celebrate.

AIR FORCE ONE PASSING BY THE LAUNCH COMPLEX – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX
LIFTOFF – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX
A CROWD WATCHING THE LAUNCH – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX
THE CREW DRAGON FLYING DEEPER INTO THE ATMOSPHERE – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX
CROWD WATCHING THE LAUNCH – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX
CROWD WATCHING THE LIVE BROADCAST FROM AN RV – CAMDEN THRASHER FOR APEX

APEX:60 – SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH:

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